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Old 29th May 2014, 12:45   #886
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Courtesy of The Princely India facebook page

A Chevrolet Tourer of Surgana (1933?)

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An elaborate early articulated caravan of unknown make was prepared for Gwalior state. Wonder if it survives.

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Old 29th May 2014, 14:14   #887
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I saw #100EF in 2008 at the RREC Annual Rally.
Not sure if it's original to the car but I really liked the mascot!
this is a Red Ashay "Butterfly Girl" mascot, a British made competitor to Lalique glass mascots available as aftermarket accessories in the 1920s and 30s. replicas of this are still available.
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Missed this one - from Tripura State. Car looks to be an Opel Admiral

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We get to see rare period footage of the Udaipur Cadillac during the 1961 visit of Queen Elizabeth.

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Thanks to British Pathe's fantastic archives.
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We get to see rare period footage of the Udaipur Cadillac during the 1961 visit of Queen Elizabeth.

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Thanks Karl. I have wondered what the car behind the Cadillac in the 1st picture is. Lagonda ?

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An elaborate early articulated caravan of unknown make was prepared for Gwalior state. Wonder if it survives.

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The Gwalior "Moble Home" was built on a Thornycroft.

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The "mystery" Travancore car is most likely a 1936 Lincoln K Limousine by Willoughby.

More pictures in the Classics of Travancore, Cochin & Malabar thread - where I had identified it as a 1937-1938. Now I believe it is a 1936, based on the front "suicide" door and curved sill.

pics courtesy AACA; Ford Motor Co.

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This new thread (When the City of Lakes beckoned - Journey to Udaipur, Rajasthan) has some pictures of King Arvind Singh's garage.
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Never heard of Bajana state in Gujarat before. Enjoy the pics:

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Can anyone confirm that this car is a Daimler tourer from Barwani?

Captioned: HH Ranjitsingh in a Daimler Tourer circa 1913

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Can anyone confirm that this car is a Daimler tourer from Barwani?

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Yes, believe it is also in the book "Automobiles of the Maharajas" by Manvendra Barwani.
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Never heard of Bajana state in Gujarat before. Enjoy the pics:

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I believe "Bajana State No. 4" is a Dodge of around 1924.
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I believe "Bajana State No. 4" is a Dodge of around 1924.
Correct, a few are still around. Note at this point it would be a Dodge Brothers, later being renamed Dodge. The logo also showed DB at the time.
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This rather special clipping was recently shared by the Heritage Transport Museum. It shows the Maharani of Bhavnagar personally driving the Governor of Bombay. Can the car be identified?

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This rather special clipping was recently shared by the Heritage Transport Museum. It shows the Maharani of Bhavnagar personally driving the Governor of Bombay. Can the car be identified?

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A Mors seems to be a better fit.

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